Section 1 – Code of ethics for all members
1.1 Abide by the regulations of the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) as well as the Constitution and By-laws of the Club Barbet Canada.
1.2 Promote the best interests and welfare of the breed and the Club Barbet Canada.
1.3 Exhibit good sportsmanship and exemplary attitudes at all times.
1.4 Provide every dog with humane living quarters, veterinary care, proper nutrition, grooming, training, socialization and exercise.
1.5 Promote the cause of responsible dog ownership by personal example and by providing assistance and education geared toward responsible dog breeding and ownership.
1.6 All owners are encouraged to provide health information about their dogs to the Club Barbet Canada’s Health Registry.
Section 3 – Selling
3.1 Conscientiously plan the placement of all Barbets.
3.1.1 No dogs will knowingly be sold to pet dealers, pet wholesalers, pet brokers, or puppy mills, singly or in litter lots.
3.1.2 No dogs will be offered as a raffle or contest prizes of for other types of giveaways.
3.1.3 No dogs will knowingly be sold to any person who would act as a third party to the transactions referred to in 3.1.1 or 3.1.2.
3.2 All advertising and claims regarding the sale of Barbets will be of an honest forthright nature.
3.3 Breeders will take back or assist in the relocation of any dog that they produce for the entire lifetime of the dog.
3.4 Breeders will make themselves available to the buyer to answer questions. If they are unable to answer specific questions they will make every effort to seek out the information for the buyer.
3.5 At the time of sale, supply the buyer with:
3.5.1 One of more of the following: A CKC “Non-Breeding Agreement” (CKC form 201) for the sale of pet dogs that should not reproduce, a signed co-ownership and/or private contract for all dogs sold from their kennel.
3.5.2 An accurate 3 generations pedigree.
3.5.3 Written instructions of feeding, health care, training, grooming, etc.
3.5.4 A health book issued by a veterinarian indicating date of examination, any vaccinations and/or medication given.
3.5.5 A written health guarantee.
3.5.6 New owners who are not already members of the Club will be given a membership form, a copy of the Code of Ethics and instructions on how to become a member of Club Barbet Canada.
3.6 All health and/or genetic tests done on the sire and dam should be made available for buyers to see.
3.7 Arrange to have each Barbet adequately identified (tattoo, microchip or any other method approved by the Club delivering the registration certificate).
3.8 Dogs will not leave the breeder’s premises before the age of 7 weeks.